+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Managing the pain of knee osteoarthritis

Managing the pain of knee osteoarthritis

Physician and Sportsmedicine 42(3): 63-70

Pain from knee osteoarthritis creates a significant burden for symptomatic patients, who are often forced to change their lifestyle because of their symptoms. Activity modification, therapy, weight loss, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, shoe orthotics, bracing, and injections are the nonoperative options available. New technologies are also emerging in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Ultimately, these therapeutic modalities should reduce pain and increase the overall functioning of patients. These nonoperative modalities give the clinician several effective options before surgical management is considered.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 054250990

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 25295768

DOI: 10.3810/psm.2014.09.2077

Related references

Managing osteoarthritis of the knee: opioids help manage pain in osteoarthritis. Bmj 330(7492): 673, 2005

Individuals with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis have greater pain than those with common knee osteoarthritis progression: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clinical Rheumatology 35(6): 1565-1571, 2016

Factors related to sleep disturbance in older adults experiencing knee pain or knee pain with radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 48(10): 1241-1251, 2000

The Influence of Knee Pain Location on Symptoms, Functional Status, and Knee-related Quality of Life in Older Adults With Chronic Knee Pain: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clinical Journal of Pain 32(6): 463-470, 2016

A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled feasibility study evaluating individualized homeopathy in managing pain of knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 20(3): 186-191, 2015

Knee pain and knee osteoarthritis severity in self-reported task specific disability: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Journal of Rheumatology 24(7): 1344-1349, 1997

Pain trajectory groups in persons with, or at high risk of, knee osteoarthritis: findings from the Knee Clinical Assessment Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 22(12): 2041-2050, 2014

Knee height, knee pain, and knee osteoarthritis: the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis and Rheumatism 52(5): 1418-1423, 2005

The association of body-mass index and depressed mood with knee pain and activity limitations in knee osteoarthritis: results from the Amsterdam osteoarthritis cohort. Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders 14: 296, 2013

The safety and efficacy of an enzyme combination in managing knee osteoarthritis pain in adults: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Arthritis 2015: 251521, 2015

Managing Knee Osteoarthritis: The Effects of Body Weight Supported Physical Activity on Joint Pain, Function, and Thigh Muscle Strength. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 25(6): 518-523, 2015

The role of knee joint moments and knee impairments on self-reported knee pain during gait in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics 31: 40-46, 2016

Responsiveness of the Intermittent and Constant Osteoarthritis Pain (ICOAP) scale in a trial of duloxetine for treatment of osteoarthritis knee pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 21(5): 691-694, 2013

Low back pain and other musculoskeletal pain comorbidities in individuals with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Arthritis Care and Research 62(12): 1715-1723, 2010

How do people with knee osteoarthritis use osteoarthritis pain medications and does this change over time? Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Research and Therapy 15(5): R106, 2013